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Healthcare IT News | October 13, 2015 | 11:37 AM | Privacy & Security
HIMSS Analytics is researching the concerns of IT security professionals, and the ways healthcare organizations secure their technology systems and applications. If you're a hospital or health system IT security professional, please provide your input... More
Bernie Monegain | October 13, 2015 | 10:58 AM | Mobile, Clinical, Patient Engagement
Americans are increasing their use of technology to improve their health, navigate the health system and flex their shopping muscles, according to a new report from The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. More
Erin McCann | October 13, 2015 | 10:56 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Analytics
Mining patients' social media data could provide enormous insight into overall health outcomes, according to a new study conducted by University of Pennsylvania researchers. More
Bernie Monegain | October 13, 2015 | 09:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
Seamless data exchange across vendors and among health systems is critical, the American Hospital Association argues. Nonetheless, just 40 percent of hospitals can use the information they receive, AHA points out. More
Eric Wicklund | October 13, 2015 | 08:47 AM | Patient Engagement
Doctors and patients explain how the current practice of asymmetrical and "epistrophic" care can be transformed into a more collaborative relationship by harnessing available technologies. More
Healthcare IT News | October 13, 2015 | 06:10 AM | Quality and Safety, Clinical, Compliance & Legal
Healthcare IT News' focus is primarily on IT within the healthcare space, but there's also so much happening now within the broader realm of healthcare. Our headlines watch list is updated daily, so check back in with us for regular updates. More
Erin McCann | October 12, 2015 | 10:55 AM | Data Warehousing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Cloud Computing
In one of the largest technology mergers in history, Dell announced Monday that it has inked a deal to acquire cloud computing and big data company EMC Corporation. More
Mike Miliard | October 12, 2015 | 10:29 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Clinical
Bad EHR design can lead to data entry errors and risky workarounds that could jeopardize patient safety, according to a new document from NIST, which outlines ways to spot critical areas of risk and methods for improving user-centered design. More
Bernie Monegain | October 12, 2015 | 08:24 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Interoperability
HIMSS Board Chair Dana Alexander, RN, describes herself as someone who has always been eager to embrace change, and also as someone who's always known healthcare was the right field for her. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | October 12, 2015 | 08:06 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Healthcare IT News reported live from the nation's capital as policy makers were honored, keynote speakers compelled attendees, questions about the future were posed and progress was measured. Here's what we learned. More
Eric Wicklund | October 9, 2015 | 10:13 AM | Telehealth, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
A federal partnership with seven health systems is testing whether a new payment model that supports telemedicine can be used to reduce hospitalizations of long-term residents in nursing homes. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | October 9, 2015 | 08:42 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Retired Capt. Nathan Wayne Waldon had his audience at hello. With a mix of humor, storytelling skills and health IT insight, he kept the crowd at the HIMSS Public Policy Summit rapt to the end on Thursday. More